Brian McTaggart's notebook discusses potential changes to Minute Maid Park, including everyone's favorite injury risk: Tal's Hill. But not in 2014.
There's marketing and customer experience considerations, but from a
baseball operations perspective, do we want to risk having George
Springer or Brandon Barnes run up the hill and potentially risk an injury? That's something that's definitely a consideration.
First: We have long been advocates of replacing Tal's Hill with Crane's Canyon, a 40-foot drop at the Warning Track that is also in-play.
Second: This is the first indication that there is a possibility of someone named George Springer playing for the Astros next season.